United States Coast Guard Coastal Patrol Boat USS TORNADO (PC-14) visited Curacao October 3-5.
Last Saturday, crew members participated in a community relations project for, and together with, non-profit foundation Fundashon Venex. With the crew provided paint and supplies, they refurbished a building and conducted landscaping of the property.
Venex plans to open a Center for Education and Integration for children of Spanish-speaking parents focused on helping children of displaced Venezuelans with an after-school program.
“It was an honor to have the opportunity to participate in this event and help out the Venezuelan community. I would like to thank the people of Curacao for their warm hospitality and for sharing their beautiful island with us. Our special thanks go out to Fundashon Venex and the U.S. Consulate General that helped organize this project and the U.S. Fourth Fleet that funded this endeavor,” Lieutenant Commander Brian Stueber said.